Avalanche: Main Days

Observer Name
John Mletschnig
Observation Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Occurrence Date
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Occurence Time
3:30pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Main Days
Elevation
10500
Aspect
Northeast
Slope Angle
38
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Intentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Wind Slab
Depth
2'
Width
200
Vertical
400
Comments

Ski-cut down the ridge at the top of Main Days just skiers right of a natural slide that occurred at some point during the storm and found it to still be very sensitive propagating surprisingly wide (size 2). The terrain was loaded and ran on a firm crust entraining a good bit of snow. Including the natural slide which this slide crown linked into about 2/3 of the Main Days / Cardiff ridge has slid into Main Days. The slab I triggered was fairly local to ridge level, extending about 50 feet down slope.

Sorry, poor vis. for a worthy photo.

Avalanche activity in steep terrain during the storm was widespread.

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